At this Fabian Society event on Monday 9 July in St John’s Church Hall, cnr Dixon and Willis Streets, Wellington, Dr Geoff Bertram will discuss how deregulation and corporatisation of the state-owned electricity companies has been good for Treasury but bad for domestic consumers. Part-privatisation now may lock in prices and asset values that could never have been sustainable under proper regulation, and in the process close off policy options to tackle energy poverty. Proper regulation is still possible and may be an answer. Starts at 5:30pm, admission is free, all welcome.
See Geoff Bertram. “Paths not taken in electricity restructuring: alternatives to the asset sales programme”. Institute of Policy Studies seminar, 13 April 2012, April 2012.